The eight wind turbines wind farm can produce 16 megawatts of energy, enough to meet the annual energy needs of 10,000 homes. The wind farm is on a plateau 3,600 feet above sea level in the southern Italian region of Basilicata.
"Our aim is not only to compose a portfolio along technology lines but also geographically, for example in order to accommodate a wide range of weather conditions," Hans Bunting, chief financial officer with RWE Innogy, said in a statement.
Italy by the end of last year had 5.8 gigawatts of wind power installed. The government by the end of this year plans to introduce a tariff system to promote renewable energy.